21 September 2004
As usual the self proclaimed (more like self serving)
mainstream authorities are so deathly afraid of vitamin C that they
continue to disseminate all sorts of rubbish on it. Not realizing
how stupid they look to anyone who even knows a smidgen about this
king of vitamins should laugh at their ineptness of the most basic
understanding let alone their authority on it. WHAT A JOKE!
Sadly this is not funny when one sees how these professional scamers
continue to pray on the trusting public to promote toxic and in
many cases infective drugs...
Medical System Made Legal
VITAMIN C FANATICS WERE RIGHT ALL ALONG
The Vitamin C Foundation
P. O. Box 73172 Houston, Texas 77273
1-888-443-3634 Tollfree in USA 1-281-443-3634 EveryWhere
Owen R. Fonorow, Co-founder
M. S. Till, Sr., Co-founder
For Release Monday, August 9, 2004 Contact: Owen Fonorow at (630)
VITAMIN C FOUNDATION RELEASES ITS LIST OF THE TOP TEN WEBSITES
THAT DISSEMINATE MISINFORMATION ABOUT VITAMIN C
HOUSTON, TX- The Vitamin C Foundation released a list of the Top
Ten Websites That Disseminate Misinformation About Vitamin C today.
Topping the list are websites hosted by prestigious organizations
such as the National Library of Medicine's "Medline Plus,"
the National Institutes of Health, the Mayo Clinic, Quackwatch,
Consumerlab.com, WebMD and the Merck Manual.
The most often published misinformation about vitamin C is that
mega-doses of this vitamin are washed away in the urine and produce
nothing more than expensive urine. A recent study published by National
Institutes of Health researchers dispels this belief. High oral
doses of vitamin C have now been demonstrated to produce three times
higher concentration in the blood plasma than previously thought
possible. [Annals Internal Medicine 2004 Apr 6 ;140(7):533-7] Since
1996 the National Institutes of Health and the Institutes of Medicine
have published spurious information that blood plasma saturation
for vitamin C is achieved with a 200 milligram of oral dose and
additional amounts are worthless.
Another mistaken but widely distributed fabrication regarding vitamin
C is that 5 servings of fruits and vegetables are sufficient to
provide the 200 milligrams of vitamin C recommended by the Institutes
of Medicine. In fact, the most commonly consumed plant foods (iceberg
lettuce, tomatoes, French fries, orange juice and onions) provide
only about 110 milligrams of vitamin C, which is the typical consumption
level for American adults. Furthermore, the National Cancer Institute
concedes five servings of plant foods have not reduced the risk
for cancer or heart disease and now recommend nine servings.
Yet another widely held misconception disseminated by various health
organizations is that the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA = 75
milligrams for adult males, 90 milligrams for females and an additional
35 milligrams for smokers) is sufficient for 98 percent of the population.
In fact, more than 4 in 10 Americans do not even consume the RDA
levels of vitamin C. Furthermore, the RDA is misleading since it
is established for healthy people only, not millions of Americans
who have increased need for vitamin C (example s are smokers, pregnant
women, diabetics, athletes, users of aspirin, steroids, birth control
pills or estrogen, anemic and hospitalized individuals).
Among other commonly published falsehoods about vitamin C is
the assertion that high-dose vitamin C causes kidney stones, that
high-dose vitamin C induces iron overload, or that mega doses of
vitamin C may cause DNA damage and increase the risk of cancer.
These widely held beliefs and not backed by scientific investigation.
[Science. 2001 Sep 14; 293:1993-5; Int J Vita min Nutr Res 1999
Mar;69:67-82; J Am Society Nephrology 1999 Apr;10:840-5; Nutrition
Reviews 1999 Mar;57:71-7; Clin Chem Laboratory Medicine. 1998 Mar;36:143-7;
Annals Nutrition Metabolism. 1997;41:269-82]
A more detailed list of the misinformation about vitamin C that
is published by various health organizations can be found at
THE TOP TEN WEBSITES THAT DISSEMINATE MISINFORMATION ABOUT VITAMIN
List information is at: http://tinyurl.com/2xohw